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Swank History

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The Swank Family Part 1

PDF VERSION   The Swank Family: Part 1 George Swank of Ohio in 1860   By Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D.        No less than NINE George Swanks mustered into Ohio units and fought in the Civil War (1860-1865). There was another George Swank born in Ohio, but he served in a Missouri …

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The Swank Family Part 2

PDF VERSION The Swank Family: Part 2 Origins and Descendency of George Swank (b. 1844) of Muskingum County Ohio   By Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D.      The Swank name is German in origin (likely Schwenck) and is suggested to have descended from Hessian mercenaries hired by George III of England during the Revolutionary …

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